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South America tribe speaks with Lee County students

September 12, 2002

Members of an ancient tribe from South America share their culture with Southwest Georgia students.

The Kuna tribe displayed its colorful clothing and a 50 year old canoe they use to fish for food. Middle school students in Lee County listened as an interpreter translated for Domingo Diaz and Adile Alvarado.

The Kuna people earned their independence in 1926, now living on 42 islands off the coast of Panama. Alvarado says, "It would be nice for children to write with children of our community, so we can have a cultural exchange and benefit from each other."

Diaz and Alvarado are visiting America for a month, hoping to establish trade for their handmade clothing, called mulas.

Posted at 4:13 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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